~1355, John Chetewode born in Buckinghamshire, England, s/o 1055428. Nicholas Chetwode & 1055429. Elizabeth Lyons.
1369, John’s father died. [There were outbreaks of the plague in London and at Calais.]
~1370, Amibil born in Northampton, England, d/o 1055430. Thomas Greene & 1055431. Margery Mablethorpe.
[––John & Mary––]
Bef. 1371, John 1st married Mary ?.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
7/21/1380, Thomas of Woodstock led 5200 men in support of the barons of Brittany, landing at Calais. John Chetwode an esquire in the retinue of the Earl of Stafford. (S) Coll’s Hist. Staffordshire, V14, 1893, P232.
11/1380, John at the siege of Nantes.
1/1381, The army returned to England.
1385, John the heir of his maternal uncle Sir John Lyons, inheriting Warkworth, Northamptonshire. [John began to seal his deeds with the arms of Lyons instead of Chetwode.]
11/28/1386, Knights of Buckingham at the parliament summoned at Westminster on 1 October last, Thomas Sakeville, and John Chetwode, knights to receive £25 4s for 63 days. (S) CCRs.
By 1389, John knighted.
7/14/1389, John Chetwod, knight, and Mary his wife to grant land in Chetwode [Buckingham] and the advowson of the church there to the prior and convent of Chetwode, who may appropriate the church. Bucks. (S) CPRs.
[––John & Amabel––]
Aft. 1389, John married 2nd Amabil.
1391, John held the manor of Hockliffe. (S) Hist. of Bedford, V3, 1912, Hockliffe. [Held by his father in 1351.]
1391-92, John Chetewode, knight, ..., to grant woodland in Lenborough to the prior and convent of Chetwode, ..., John Chetwode retaining lands in Chetwode (Bucks) and Hockliffe (now Bedford), ... (S) UKNA.
1392, John’s manors of Chetwode in Buckinghamshire, and Hockliffe in Bedfordshire, together estimated as worth £40 a year. [John was resident in Warkworth, Northamptonshire, which was near the border with Buckinghamshire.]
1392, John, calling himself cousin and heir of Sir John Lyons, confirmed lands to the priory of Chacomb.
2/15/1395, Writ de expensis for £9 12s for 24 days, in favour of John Chetwode knight and Edward Durdaunt of Buckingham at the parliament summoned at Westminster in the quinzaine of St. Hilary last. (S) CCRs.
3/3/1395, Sir John Chetwode presented Thomas Payn, priest, as Rector of Begbroke. (S) Three Oxfordshre Parishes, Stapleton, 1893, P333.
1395, John, M.P. Buckinghamshire. (S) Worthies of Buckinghamshire, Gibbs, 1888, P100.
6/1389, John took out a royal pardon [even though Amabel was a niece of Sir Henry Green, one King Richard’s trusted councilors, who was executed in 1399 on the ascension of Henry IV.]
10/1398 Nothants., John on a commission of inquiry about the lands of a deceased tenant-in-chief.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
11/8/1401, Commitment of the county of Northampton and the castle of Northampton to John Chitewode, ' chivaler'. (S) CFRs.
10/1402 Nothants., John on a commission of inquiry about forfeited land.
1401-02, John Chetwood of Warkworth, Sheriff of Northamptonshire.
12/29/1403, Sir John Chetwode presented Thomas Newehawe, priest, as Rector of Begbroke.
4/1404, Richard Pavy esquire to John Abberbury esquire … Witnesses: John lord Lovell and Holande, Baldwin de Berforde, John Chetwode knights … (S) CCRs.
1/8/1405, Sir John Chetwode presented John Wotton, chaplain, as Rector of Begbroke. (S) Three Oxfordshre Parishes, Stapleton, 1893, P333.
1405, John and Amabel secured an episcopal licence to have religious services celebrated privately at their home.
4/2/1412, John, Lord of the manor of Warkworth, Verderer of Whittlewood forest, ‘Lord de Lyons’, died; buried at Warkwith [Northamptonshire].
4/28/1412, Commission to take into the king’s hands and keep safely until further order all the lands of which John Chitewode, ' chivaler,' was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death in the county of Northampton. (S) CFRs.
By 1418, Amibil married 2nd Sir Thomas Strange, Knt.
9/8/1430, Amabil died. [Amabil’s tomb inscription identifies both her husbands.]
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P187. (S) The Baronetage of England:, 1771, P536. (S) Misc. Gen. Et Heraldica, 1886, P45. (S) Hist. of Parl., Roskell, 1993. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V4, 1927, Chetwode. (S) Hist. of Oxford, V11, 1983, Duns Tew.
Children of John and Mary:
i. John Chetwode, born ~? in England.
1420, John died without issue; buried at Warkworth.
ii. Margery Chetwode, born ~? in England.
Margery married John Browning.
1420, Margery died without issue; buried with her brother John in the same church. [Her husband died the same year.]
Children of John and Amabil:
i. Elizabeth Chetwode (263857), born ~1393 in Bedfordshire, England.
[Elizabeth’s tomb inscription identifies her husband, and father; and also identifies her as heir of Lord John de Lyons.]
ii. Sir Thomas Chetwode, born ~1394 in England.
Thomas, Knt., Lord of Warkworth, Chetwode, and Hockcliffe.
1420, Thomas heir to half-siblings John and Margery.
1428, Thomas created a Knight-banneret, by John, Duke of Bedford, regent of France.
1/5/1440, Thomas Chetwode knight, son and heir of John Chetwode (527714) knight son and heir of Nicholas Chetwode (1055428) knight and of Elizabeth (1055429) his wife daughter and heir of John de Lyons (2110858) knight and of Alice (2110859) his wife daughter and heir of William de Sancto Licio (4221718) esquire, to Robert Large citizen and mercer and alderman and Thomas Morstede citizen of London, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands, rents and services in the town, fields and parish of Great Stucle co. Huntyngton which came to him by inheritance after the death of his father … (S) CCRs.
1/28/1457, Agnes Chetewode, late the wife of Thomas Chetewode knight, to Ralph Legh esquire. (S) CCRs.
[Thomas had 2 daughters, both dying without issue.]